When we think of the Christmas story, we often think of Christ, of Mary and Joseph, of the shepherds and the wise men. But this message is dedicated to the most overlooked character(s) of the Nativity: Gabriel and the angels. Angels appeared at least six times in the few months surrounding the birth of our Savior -- proving Heaven's interest in such a significant event. Angels are messengers. The word 'angel' literally means 'one who is sent.' Let's take a few moments to consider the special appearances of these divine messengers as mentioned in the Christmas narratives of Luke 1 & Matthew 1...
I recently read that the average American loses $75 every year. Quarters in the couch, bills left in the cash dispenser, money laying near the register… Seventy-five dollars! But get this, the average income world-wide is only $69 per year. That’s right: Americans lose more money than most people make! Aren’t we blessed? But there is a danger with all the blessings... gravity.
>> SHARE THE GIFT OF THE GOSPEL THIS CHRISTMAS! << Jesus is the greatest gift that was ever given. This season provides one of the greatest opportunities to the church for sharing the good news of the incarnation, crucifixion, and the resurrection. Don't miss the open door that God has provided for you to reach your world. Here are a few ideas ... Share your ideas below!
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The Grace of Gift-Giving II Corinthians 9:6-11, 15 Two forces at work – grace and gravity – (pulling us up or down) Christmas amplifies that reality Most unusual Christmas message – while most preachers work at emphasizing Christ, turning our attention away from presents…I’d like to look at grace’s heart…a giving heart…gifts and grace. While … Continue reading Grace vs. Gravity
by Patrick Nix With things being as financially tight as they are in a house full of kids, we've been thinking about making the most of our money & that single opportunity we share at Christmas to give the 'perfect' present. These are not the only gifts that would qualify as good (by far) - … Continue reading The Best Christmas Gifts